Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

6th of December 2018

Identity Theft and Alzheimer’s: Steps Caregivers Should Take to Protect Their Loved Ones

Tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (December 5, 2018)- With identity theft an even greater threat during the holiday shopping season, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is informing the more than 5 million American families living with Alzheimer’s disease about steps they can take to protect their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease […]


3rd of December 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2019 “Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness” Scholarship Essay Competition

High School Seniors Invited to Write About How Alzheimer’s Has Impacted Their Lives (December 3, 2018) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.  The annual program has […]


30th of November 2018

Bringing Holiday Cheer to a Loved One Living with Alzheimer’s

Tips for a dementia-friendly holiday celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (November 30, 2018) — With millions of American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease getting ready to celebrate the holidays, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how to adapt holiday gatherings to make them as enjoyable as possible for someone living […]


21st of November 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Advises Consumers: Be Informed before Using an At-Home Genetic Testing Kit this Holiday Season

NEW YORK (November 21, 2018)- With the growing popularity of at-home genetic testing kits as holiday gifts, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is advising consumers about what to know before taking a genetic test to learn health information. At-home genetic testing kits provide information about ancestry and, potentially, genetic risk for medical conditions.  Use […]


Holiday Travel Tips for Caregivers Traveling with a Loved One who has Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (November 19, 2018) — With more than 54 million Americans projected to travel at least 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to families planning to travel with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. “Thanksgiving is all about families coming together, […]


31st of October 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

NEW YORK (October 31, 2018) — “Tomorrow, November 1st, marks the beginning of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time where we work to increase understanding about Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the more than 5 million American families living with it. Alzheimer’s is a growing public health epidemic; it’s the sixth leading cause of death […]


29th of October 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Encourages Individuals to Get a Free Memory Screening This November During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

NEW YORK (October 29, 2018) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to be proactive about their brain health and wellness by getting a free, confidential memory screening this November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Memory Screening Month. “Brain health needs to be part of an individual’s overall health […]


5th of October 2018

Genetic Testing: Thinking About An At-Home Test for Alzheimer’s Risk Gene?

What You Need to Know—First NEW YORK (October 5, 2018)—Persons wishing to learn their genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease —by way of an at-home genetic test—should first consider consulting with their doctor and a genetic counselor, according to a commentary authored by  AFA’s  Medical, Scientific & Memory Screening Advisory Board, among other recommendations aimed at […]


26th of September 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Passage of $2.34 Billion in Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to HHS in FY2019

NEW YORK (September 26, 2018)—Upon the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Health and Human Services (HHS) budget with an additional $425 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research—bringing the federal funding to fight Alzheimer’s to a total of $2.34 billion—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) issued the following statement from Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., […]


22nd of August 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Efforts of NFL to Improve Safety with New Helmet-Hitting Rule

August 22, 2018 (New York, NY)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America applauds the National Football League and its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, on their efforts to improve player safety with the enforcement of the new helmet-hitting rule, particularly given the strong opposition on the field. For years, studies have shown a relationship between sports-related injuries—and more seriously, […]